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Denk Ingredients GmbH, Germany

With our clear focus on innovative health ingredients from natural origin we offer our customers a broad, innovative and high quality portfolio. Denk Ingredients, with its headquarters in Munich, Germany and founded in 1986, is dedicated to the distribution of ingredients to the food, dietary supple more

Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

The soap factory established by Peter Greven in 1923 has developed into a versatile and modern chemical company. From enthusiastic beginnings the current situation has been achieved by hard work, solid management and product related ingenuity. With the different production sides Peter Greven GmbH more

KLK EMMERICH GmbH, Germany

KLK OLEO is part of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad ("KLK"), a reputable international plantation group listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, Bursa Malaysia. KLK celebrated its 100 year anniversary on 19 May 2006. The origins of KLK can be traced back to 1906 when the original company, Kuala Lumpur more

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News Fatty Acids

  • Hybrid electro-biosystem upcycles carbon dioxide into energy-rich long-chain compounds

    Artificial upcycling of carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added products in a sustainable manner represents an opportunity to tackle environmental issues and realize a circular economy. However, compared with facilely available C1/C2 products, efficient and sustainable synthesis of energy-rich long-ch more

  • How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars

    It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline. But that’s exactly what scientists have done. In a study in Nature Chemistry, researchers report harnessing the wonders of biology and chemistry to turn glucose (a type of sugar) into olefins (a type of hydroc more

  • Surrey builds AI to find anti-ageing chemical compounds

    The University of Surrey has built an artificial intelligence (AI) model that identifies chemical compounds that promote healthy ageing - paving the way towards pharmaceutical innovations that extend a person's lifespan. In a paper published by Nature Communication's Scientific Reports, a team of ch more

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Videos Fatty Acids

Why is Olive Oil Awesome?

Whether you sop it up with bread or use it to boost your cooking, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry goes on in that bottle that can make or break a product. Take the “extra virgin” standard: Chemistry tells us that a higher free-fatty-acid content leads to a lower grade, less tasty oi ... more

Infographics Fatty Acids

A Guide to the Different Types of Fat

Fat is an important nutrient in our diets, but there’s a lot of talk of different types of fats, and whether these types are beneficial or harmful to our health. These different fat classifications have their roots in chemistry – and chemistry can also help explain their effects. This graphic takes more

The Chemistry of Eggs & Egg Shells

As the chemistry of chocolate is a topic that’s been pretty much exhausted on the site (see here, here, here, here, and here), for the Easter weekend we’re instead homing in on the ‘egg’ side of Easter Eggs. For such a simple staple of the kitchen, the chemistry of eggs is surprisingly complex. Here more

The Chemistry of Moisturisers

It’s the middle of summer, and hopefully, if you’re heading out in the sun, you’re taking the precaution of applying sun cream beforehand. Sometimes, however, you can end up with sunburn despite your best efforts to prevent it. After sun and moisturisers can help to soothe the burn – here, we take a more

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q&more articles Fatty Acids

  • Diet, gut microbiota and host lipid metabolism

    Nature provides an enormous diversity of lipid molecules that originate from various pathways. Fatty acids are key modules for various lipids, including cell membrane lipids such as phospholipids or triacylglycerols, which are the major components of lipid droplets. Excess lipids or defects in lipid metabolism are associated with diseases such as metabolic syndrome. more

Definition

Fatty acid

Fatty acid In chemistry , especially biochemistry , a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid often with a long unbranched aliphatic tail (chain ), which is either saturated or unsaturated . Carboxylic acids as short as butyric acid (4 carbon atom ... more

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